When New York or New Jersey pest control professionals arrive on the scene to service a business and see cockroaches during the daytime hours, they know that they have a serious cockroach infestation on their hands.
Cockroaches are typically nocturnal creatures. They are sneaky pests that prefer to live, breed, and feed in dark areas. They depend on an abundance of moisture to survive and breed. You can find them living under, inside or behind cabinets or walls. Cockroaches can also be found living behind major appliances, under floor drains, and inside the motors of refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves, and stoves. Cockroaches absolutely despise cold temperatures. Cockroaches will move inside of a refrigerator when there is a massive cockroach infestation and a competition for food sources.
The presence of cockroaches is not limited to only seeing the actual creepy insects running to and fro. You’ll know you have an infestation on your hands if you see cockroach feces when an inspection is performed. Adult cockroaches have cylinder shaped feces that are about 1/64 inch long. Younger cockroaches produce feces that appear to be the size of black pepper or coffee grounds. Like other types of pest infestations, you can expect that the higher the amount of feces that are found, the larger the infestation within the building. Certain species of cockroaches release pheromones. This “scent” can be considered “unpleasant” by those that encounter it. The scent of a cockroach is described as a strong musty odor.
If you see any signs of cockroaches it is important to contact a New York or New Jersey pest control professional as soon as possible to discuss the options for killing these bacteria ridden pests. Stern Environmental Group provides expert cockroach removal services to businesses in New Jersey, New York City, as well as the surrounding areas.